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Atonement and forgiveness for child porn fiend

By johnboy 21 April 2005 27

ABC Online brings the happy news, that one David John Fairhall of Banks, depite being found guilty of having more than 70,000 images of child pornography has walked away from the court a free man.

In sentencing, chief magistrate Ron Cahill described the offence as nasty and vile, but said Fairhall had done all he could to ensure he does not reoffend.

He imposed a 12-month suspended jail term and ordered Fairhall be assessed for entry into a sex offenders program.

Not exactly an example to encourage the others.*

* In this country [England] it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.

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london 11:48 am 06 Mar 16

After serving sentences paedophiles should be moved to a type of compound until they have participated in as many programs as deemed necessary to keep their urges in check.
Only released if authorities can assure the public they are safe.
Any who kill children should never be released again but they are.

Valleyboy 10:41 pm 23 Apr 05

When a paedophile escapes a custodial sentence, or is eventually released from custody, there’s a usual outcry of “Why can’t they put them somewhere where there aren’t kids?” (somewhere very unlike Banks, for instance).

At the same time, on the odd occasion when you hear of some property mover-and-shaker proposing to set up a substantial adults-only housing development (and I don’t mean your normal retirement village here), there’s another outcry about “How dare you develop a ghetto where kids can’t live — no, we won’t tolerate that!”

I’m slight amused by the contradiction — although, at the same time, I don’t think prospective buyers into an adults-only housing development would envisage moving into a possible paedophile dumping ground, either …

RandomGit 7:39 pm 23 Apr 05

Kath, people don’t watch porn and then go raping because rape isn’t depicted in standard porn. If it is it isn’t legal in this country anyway so you’ll get done if you get busted.

By getting and using those images David Fairhall is complicit in an act of sexual abuse of a child. He should be punished as well as rehabilitated. It isn’t a precautionary law, they have supported the abuse of children, the law has been actually broken, not just potentially.

This sentence tells peadophiles that they might as well get away with it while they can, cause when you’re caught you won’t lose anything for it. Only after will you be punished for reoffence.

LurkerGal 5:52 pm 23 Apr 05

VG: Apology offered. I’m so sorry – I don’t know WHY I thought it was from you. I was SURE that comment was from “VG”, but I’ve looked and it’s an ACC. My mistake.

vg 1:01 pm 23 Apr 05

“VG, I believe that he means it is an urge, like being homosexual, or heterosexual. If you are attracted to women, you won’t change, if you are attracted to men, you won’t change, if you are attracted to little kids……”

Ummmm……I haven’t posted on this thread. Perhaps an apology is in order

Kath 10:32 am 23 Apr 05

OK, Apocalypse, I’ll bite. I *was* joking about people with pr0n-filled drives living a largely sex-free life (although having 70,000 pics may indicate that you don’t get out much, and certainly my porn-obsessed IT friends back in my uni days didn’t see much action) since the rest of my post seemed a bit serious.

It’s sad that your friends pick up women that they (or you) call skanks. But obviously the women involved are consenting to do the “nasty” acts, and I imagine that they’re just as keen to use their temporary partners for fantasy-fodder as your young friends are.

What I was saying was that most people who download porn don’t then go and rape other people, and you seem to agree with me. Underage sex is rape, as is isn’t legally consensual (no, not even that pretty 16 year old) and in the case of young children (which is who we all think of when we think paedophile) certainly involves a violent act of domination. Maybe they’d get ideas, but there’s a large step between thinking and doing, esp doing something that’s so socially unacceptable.

Sure, possession of kiddie-porn is illegal, and has been made so in order to do something towards shutting down the industry – therefore decent penalties need to be in place. However, I do disagree with the earlier posts that anyone who *views* that kind of imagery should be automatically castrated. Anyway, adult castration can still leave the person functioning sexually, so there’s scarcely any point – it might slow the sex drive a little, moreso as time goes on, but the *brain* is the largest sexual organ in the human body and they will still have desires. What really needs working on is the guy’s head, before he takes that large step towards doing something harmful, and hopefully this will happen for him now.

Kath – a 31 year old librarian, who’s been on the Net since 1994, and has a BF who likes porn (duh). Note: Librarian = someone who sees all types of humanity, and knows the secret things you read.

Loudon Prufrock 8:32 am 23 Apr 05

Oh No! Not the same Anonymous that supported young Aidan’s vandalism! You turned into Random C*unt then. Do you intnend to turn into Random Kiddyf*ucker now? Please get some help.

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